Analysis Of The Poem ' The Son Laughs '

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This poem is written entirely of images describing icicles and the son 's reaction to them. When we first see the icicles frozen and suspended from the railing and are shown in their different shapes and sizes and the way they collect and reflect light. We hear the sounds of the icicles breaking off as the sun begins to change them back to liquid form. The son laughs and breaks one off and touches his lips with it. The poem is full of imaginary that affects our senses of sight, hearing and touch.
The setting for this poem is a father and his small son are outside on a sunny winter’s day watching the melting icicles that are attached to an exterior railing. When I read this I could picture standing outside on an early spring day
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This poem made me remember when I was a kid living on the family dairy farm and there would be that first day, late in the winter season where the sun would come out and start to melt away what the winter had created. The sun would be bright and warm and reflecting all around from the whiteness of the snow and the icicles that hung from the eves of the house and barn, almost touching the ground. Question: The question I have is. I wonder what the purpose was as to why the author wanted the reader to experience the icicles from a young child’s point of view. Was he trying to make the reader remember what a wondrous place the world can be by taking us back and let us see the world with fresh eyes that have yet to experience the roadblocks that life can throw at a person at any given time? Did he write this poem with the intention that at least for a few minutes we could go back and remember what it is like to be a kid again?

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